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Old 11-15-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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Different licenses for different states???

I live in IN....no need for special license for RVs. My question is....as we travel about to see this great country of ours in our 41' toy hauler when we go full-time......do I need all these different licenses for the different states if we are "just passing through" or "just visiting"? Sure hope not!
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No, there is reciprocity on drvers licenses and vehicle insurane, but not on equipment like braking on trailers.
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All you need to have the license and insurance that is required in your state and you can travel through the other states. You must obey the road laws of the state you are in but other than that just enjoy.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:40 AM   #4
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The same reciprocity exists between US states and Canadian provinces too, if you ever come up here. That's why they tend to keep broadly similar laws and regulations, although it's more about trucking than RV'ing.
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No - would not be very practical to do...
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IN all 50 states whatever license Allows you to drive at home. works just fine... All 50 states and selected Canadian Provinces and Mexican areas (Not sure what they call governmental sub untes there) honor your home license.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:27 PM   #7
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Curious--agree you don't need special/different licenses from state to state, but can you drive a 65' rig [coach plus towed] in a state with a max length of 55'???? ....Example, we drive thru Alabama on I-10 every so often but believe Alabama has a 55' max length and we are 65'.....Reason I know this is/was true, once upon a time anyway, as early on in our travels, the trip planner we were using, took us around Alabama when we plugged in our total length----humm??????
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I would be very surprised if you were stopped for length laws. The cop would have to really be in a bad mood.
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Curious--agree you don't need special/different licenses from state to state, but can you drive a 65' rig [coach plus towed] in a state with a max length of 55'???? ....Example, we drive thru Alabama on I-10 every so often but believe Alabama has a 55' max length and we are 65'.....Reason I know this is/was true, once upon a time anyway, as early on in our travels, the trip planner we were using, took us around Alabama when we plugged in our total length----humm??????
I'm not aware of the 55' length restriction in Alabama, which sounds rather unrealistic but California does enforce their 65' max., I talked to someone who was "refused" entry because his total length was 72'.
I was told that British Columbia also enforces the 65' limit.
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Thanks for asking, I was wondering the same thing. What made you decide on the Grand Design? How long have you had it? I am flirting with the Solitude.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #11
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State road laws

I found this website helpful and a good reference. I did notice in my review that NC and DC had some different laws. There is also a reference to a 28" trailer length that I didn't understand. But thought it might be for bumper hitch travel trailers.
https://www.rvtripwizard.com/rv-info...-road-laws.php
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States do differ on lengths allowed and the number of towable trailers, 2 or 3 tandems.
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I believe it is illegal to have driver license in more than one state.
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